Occupational Therapy Assistant | University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Derby, England, GB
5d ago
source : GOV.UK

We have a vacancy for a permanent Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant to join the Inpatient Surgery and Cancer Therapy Team.

The post holder will be required to work with General Surgery patients including lower limb amputees, and with patients on the Women’s Health wards.

Occasional work is required on the Oncology wards.

Under the direction of qualified staff, the post holder will be required to assist with discharge planning and rehabilitation activities, such as transfer practices, washing and dressing, kitchen practices and safe wheelchair use.

Work is mostly ward based, but there is also a requirement to deliver and fit items of equipment in patient’s homes, on occasions, and to complete lone access visits as needed.

While the primary focus of the post is working as an Occupational Therapy assistant, the role also has a generic therapy aspect, with some physiotherapy assistant work required with the amputee patients.

Some basic admin and inventory work will also be required. The post involves manual handling of patients and equipment.

The post holder will be supported by experienced qualified staff and encouraged to develop their own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, supervision and training.

Substantial experience is required, working clinically in an acute ward NHS setting is essential. A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.

Experience working in a therapy department is desirable but not essential.

The working hours are Monday Friday 8.30 -16.30 for 37.5 hours per week. Some bank holiday work will be required. Some weekend work may be required in the future.

In return we will offer :

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes
  • Key facts about our Trust :

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs
  • Closing Date : 12 March 2020

    Interview Date : 26 March 2020

    This advert closes on Thursday 12 Mar 2020

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